King Harbor lessee issues new requirements for liveaboards

by Garth Meyer A new policy has been announced for liveaboard boaters in King Harbor, at a cost of $125 per slip per month. The fee covers mandatory pump-out service and dye tablets for (sewage) holding tanks.  A Dec. 21 letter from marina general manager Mike Aaker also calls for all boats to be able…

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The City of Redondo Beach seeks new ideas for old library

by Garth Meyer The 1931 Redondo Beach library-turned event center on the bluff at Veterans Park may be reopened to new uses. City councilmembers voted Jan. 4 to gather ideas from the public before filing a request for proposals. The three-level library closed in 1991 because of earthquake damage.  Following restoration, the building was placed…

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RUHS student walkout planned to protest Covid leniency

By Garth Meyer A student walkout is set for 10:15 a.m. Wednesday morning at Redondo Union High School to protest what is seen as leniency in COVID-19 guidelines.  Senior Michael Lee-Chang, who spoke to the school board Tuesday night during public comment, expects at least 20 students to participate. The walkout is timed for the…

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Redondo International Boardwalk dining decks could be permanent

A new outdoor dining spot in Redondo Beach looks to shed its temporary status for the summer of 2022. Plans and funding for sturdy, uniform dining decks above the International Boardwalk are now in the hands of the city council. The Harbor Commission voted unanimously Dec. 13 to refer the project for approval.  “Everybody loves…

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Redondo represents at Rose Parade

Two Redondo Beach Eagle Scouts were chosen to carry the banner for the Rose Queen and her Court, and a member of the Sea Hawk marching band led the Herald Trumpeters, who preceded the Queen’s float in the Rose Bowl Parade Jan. 1. Eagle Scout Chris Kurbikoff is a 2021 graduate of RUHS and Eagle…

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Redondo Beach Unified classes resume, teacher absences double overnight

by Garth Meyer On Monday, the first day Redondo Unified School District students returned from the holiday break, 35 district teachers were absent. On Tuesday, 62 teachers were absent, or 12 percent of the faculty. During normal times, 24 absent teachers would be a high number, said Nikki Wesley, RBUSD Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.…

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Redondo Beach School District asks students to test for COVID prior to returning to school on Monday

by Garth Meyer The Redondo Beach Unified School District is ““strongly encouraging students and staff to secure a COVID test prior to returning to campus” on Monday, January 3. The request was made in a Wednesday, Dec. 29, email to Redondo parents from Superintendent Steven Keller. School districts nationwide are concerned the students returning from…

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School board equivocates over ‘Pro-Choice’ vaccine petition

by Garth Meyer A petition asking the Redondo Beach school board to adopt a “Pro-Choice Resolution,” in opposition to any school COVID-19 vaccination mandate, was submitted to the board before its Tuesday, Dec. 14 meeting by the group RBUSD Parents for Transparency.  Leader Farah Kreutz said that over 500 parents signed the petition. “I didn’t…

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Holly Mitchell replaces Janice Hahn as Beach Cities County Supervisor

by Garth Meyer Los Angeles County District Two Supervisor Holly Mitchell now represents the three Beach Cities, replacing Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn.  The five Los Angeles County Supervisorial Districts were realigned on Dec. 16 by the Citizens Redistricting Commission. Mitchell is a former state senator and state assembly member. Her district includes other South…

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